When you break an arm or hit your head, you can go to an emergency room and someone will help you, even if you can’t pay.
But if you show up with a terrible toothache, the ER can’t really do much. They don’t have dentists on staff. The most they could do is give you some pain killers, or maybe pull the tooth, if it’s really bad. There’s no Obamacare for dental coverage.
So, when you need dental care, but don’t have insurance, where can you go?
For years the Seattle King County Clinic provided free medical, vision and dental care for thousands of people. After taking a break in 2021, this year was supposed to be the grand return of the clinic. But after a scheduling mishap, it was canceled.
There will still be a vision clinic at the Seattle Center this year, but for people who need